You only need 10 minutes to prepare this easy Slow Cooker Farmhouse Ham and Cheddar Soup — a cozy Crock Pot dinner to use up leftover ham!
Ever since I shared a few photos of my kids’ lunch boxes on Instagram, many readers have requested that I share the details. To be honest, packing lunches is one of the Mom Chores that I dread most. At 6:30 in the morning, when I’m rushing around to get myself + 3 boys fed, dressed, and out the door, the last thing that I feel like doing is making turkey sandwiches or coming up with creative lunch ideas. Instead, I’m stressed out, frantic, and tend to just default to the same ole’ thing (PB&J every day!). That’s no way to start the day, so this year I decided that I would spend a few extra minutes on meal prep over the weekend so that I can completely eliminate this daily stress during the week. You know what? It works like a charm!
With a general strategy (that I’m about to share), I can prepare 5 different lunches and package them so that they stay fresh for the entire week. I avoid the last-minute rush each morning, I only have to clean up the kitchen once, and I can easily plan my grocery list to eliminate waste since I know what I’ll be packing in advance.
Cozy up with Aunt Bee’s 5-Minute Crab Bisque — a rich, creamy, and flavorful soup that’s perfect for a special lunch or an easy family dinner!
Football season is almost here and I have the perfect game day snacks to share today. Nothing makes a crowd of hungry fans happier than these 3-ingredient Chicken Nugget Sliders — an easy appetizer that’s sure to be a touchdown at your next tailgate party!
With layers of chicken, apples, cranberries, blue cheese, and pecans, these Apple Harvest Mason Jar Salads with Cider Vinaigrette are an easy and healthy lunch-on-the-go. Prep ahead and keep salads fresh in your refrigerator for days with this simple technique!
A simple and fast 10-minute salad is topped with Honey-Lime Marinated Grilled Chicken for a quick, cool, and healthy lunch or dinner. This Grilled Chicken, Nectarine and Walnut Salad is a forkful of summer in every bite!
With Back To School season almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about and planning for those hectic weekdays that are jam-packed with homework, after school activities, and numerous other commitments. I’ve rounded up an entire week’s worth of Fast and Fresh Lunch Box Ideas to take the guesswork out of your shopping and packing routine. Best of all, these options are all 100% kid-approved!
Served at room temperature on a warm day or served warm on a cool late summer evening, this Red Pepper Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons is an easy and healthy vegetarian lunch or dinner option for every season!
These healthy, high-protein Thai Chicken and Quinoa Salad Bowls are loaded with cool and crisp veggies, garnished with bold and crunchy almonds, and smothered in a creamy Almond Sesame Dressing. With so much flavor and texture, this is a 15-minute meal that will fill you up and keep you going through your workouts, summer adventures, and busy workdays!
Whether you’re hiking through the woods, hosting a backyard party, traveling on a road trip, or enjoying a sunny beach day…summer is the season for picnics! In this delicious list of Picnic Sandwiches, I have come up with 10 Easy, 3-Ingredient Combinations that are sure to please everyone in your crowd!
These Marinated Shrimp and Summer Vegetable Quinoa Bowls will soon become your favorite easy and healthy dinner recipe — and they’re ready in less than 30 minutes! Full of zesty, chili lime flavor, the quinoa is piled high with sauteed shrimp, zucchini, squash, bell pepper, corn, and avocado for a simple and satisfying summer meal!
This light, healthy, and fresh Southwestern Chicken Ramen Salad is an easy side dish for cookouts or picnics, a simple make-ahead dinner, or an easy lunch to keep on hand. Loaded with veggies and dressed in a homemade Southwestern Lime Vinaigrette, it’s a flavorful dish that’s full of satisfying tastes and textures!
Layering ingredients in a jar is the most effective way to prepare a salad ahead of time and still keep everything fresh for days. Make these Chicken Bacon and Ranch Mason Jar Salads and you will have delicious and satisfying grab-and-go lunches ready and waiting for your busy week!
Do you know a picky eater?! Finding wholesome foods that your children will actually EAT can be quite the challenge! This Clean Kids Meal Plan is full of over a week’s worth of healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snack ideas that the whole family will love!
With only about 10 minutes of prep (and no cooking!) you can prepare these healthy Chicken Taco Mason Jar Salads to keep in your refrigerator for a busy week ahead! Whether you serve them as portable lunches or last-minute dinners, these salads are loaded with fresh veggies and almost 40 grams of protein for a nutritious and satisfying meal at any time of day!
As the weather gets warmer, light and healthy dinners seem more and more appealing. This shortcut Salmon Cobb Salad with Light Avocado Dressing is an easy high-protein meal that’s piled high with flavorful, nutritious ingredients!
The classic dorm room favorite gets an upgrade in these Barbecue Chicken Ramen Noodle Bowls! The easy soup recipe is a healthy dinner option that only requires 10 minutes of prep!
For an easy weeknight meal or a simple make-ahead lunch, your family will love this Light and Easy Sweet Pea Soup! It’s a 20-minute vegan, clean eating, and healthy dinner that everyone can enjoy…and it’s perfect for spring!
The warmer weather is coming, so it’s time to Spring Into Fitness! This 7-Day Clean Eating Meal Plan and Workout Calendar is the jump-start that you need to get back into the exercise and healthy living routine!
These baked Turkey Reuben Sliders are an easy way to prepare a flavorful and nutritious meal for a group! Whether you serve the sandwiches as crowd-pleasing party appetizers or pair them with soup for a light weeknight dinner, nobody can resist the buttery wholewheat roll that is stuffed with plenty of slow roasted turkey, warm and gooey Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and a healthier homemade Thousand Island dressing!
Start your day with Cupid’s Vanilla Berry Smoothie! It’s a two-minute breakfast solution that will help your family lead an active and healthy lifestyle…and it’s 100% kid-approved!
You don’t even need to boil the pasta for this Dump-and-Bake Overnight Macaroni and Cheese! It’s an easy side dish for weeknight dinners, holidays, and potluck meals with family and friends!
This simple and flavorful Orange Sesame Chicken Quinoa is a protein-packed healthy lunch or dinner option that comes together easily, can be made in advance, and is bursting with fresh citrus flavor! It’s a clean eating recipe that tastes delicious and will give you plenty of energy to stay fit and active this year!
Perfect for brunch, lunch, or dinner, Aunt Bee’s Sausage and Cheese Pie is a classic family recipe that’s full of flavor, easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious!